Tuesday, April 17, 2007

why?



why?
i asked last night.
why?
i asked again this morning.
and it
keeps repeating
in my head
like some
failed attempt
to memorize.

why him?
in that whole
university
why him?
why anyone?!

today i walk
around
my own campus
and
i feel like
my ears
are going to pop-
muffled,
unclear,
echoing,
empty.

last night when
i left school
the tragedy
at virginia tech
was horrible
and shocking
but now
it's very real.
and all i can
think about
is for every
ounce of pain
i feel,
my friend feels
gallons
for her loss.



please
pray,
mourn,
hope,
think about,
send your heart to
all the people
who lost
a loved one
yesterday.

xo

8 comments:

erin scissorhands said...

yes. i keep asking why too. it's like a broken record in my head. just playing the same groove, over and over.

i get the chills every time i hear about it. yesterday i had big plans to get things done. then i heard. and then i wept.

ms. pea said...

waves of anger and sadness, over and over. hug!

cruststation said...

I just read the news article, how shockingly heartless...so many families affected, the students with hopes and dreams, lost. I am so sorry to hear the news, sending prayers for all those affected.

Cassie said...

as you know, living in virginia, everywhere you turn is a vt alumna, parent, friend. we are all shaken.

doesn't it all seem surreal? blacksburg in the blue ridge mountains? such a peaceful, beautiful place tarnished.

lisa s said...

i am so sorry for your and her and everyone's loss. it's just all so tragic and horrid. big big hug....

ashb said...

oh gwen I know. This is terrible, I'm the same way, why? why would someone do that. this world just doesn't make sense to me.

big hugs,
xoash

weirdbird said...

Gwen, we just got that particular piece of news too... trying to wrap our heads around it. Wish we could grieve together.

julie said...

It is so awful ...i never understand these things -

So sorry for your friend and everyones loss..sending hugs xxx